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Retinoid Skincare

Retinoid Skincare

Retinoids

Retinoids are the gold standard for reversing sun induced damage of the skin and are the most studied and proven ingredients for ageing skin.


Unfortunately, they remain underprescribed.


Retinoids reverse this damage at all levels of the skin by activating retinoid receptors.


They cause thickening of the skin which otherwise thins as we age and directly stimulate new collagen synthesis.


Skin hydration is also improved as the water attracting molecules of the skin (hyaluronic acid) molecules are boosted.


Occasionally skin irritation occurs with retinoids (called retinoid dermatitis). This is more common when starting retinoids.


This can be avoided by starting on low concentrations or using other formulations, such as microspheres.


Improvement is slow and can take 9-12 months.


Retinoids we recommend


We have carefully selected the following retinoid-containing skincare products. These are from reputable companies and are medical grade.


Before they can be purchased, you will need a consultation beforehand.


It is also vital to follow instructions on their use very carefully to get the maximum results and to avoid side effects.

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